Consent form for lateral flow device testing in school.
 

  • For pupils younger than 17 years - this form must be completed by the parent or legal guardian. Please complete one consent form for each child you wish to enrol.

  • I have had the opportunity to consider the information provided by the school about the testing, ask questions and have had these answered satisfactorily.

  • I have discussed the testing with my child and my child is happy to participate. If on the day of testing they do not wish to take part, then they will not be made to do so and consent can be withdrawn at any time ahead of the test.

  • I consent to my child having a nose, or nose and throat swab for a lateral flow test.

  • I consent that my child’s sample will be tested for the presence of COVID-19.

  • I understand that if my child’s results are negative on the lateral flow test I will not be contacted by the school except where they are a close contact of a confirmed positive (in which circumstances the school will advise me on next steps).

  • If the lateral flow test indicates the presence of COVID-19, I agree to collect my child  as soon as possible and take them for a confirmatory PCR test.  If that is not possible, the school will provide me with a postal PCR test.

  • I consent that they will need to self-isolate following a positive lateral flow test result, until the results of the confirmatory PCR have been received.

  • I agree that if my child’s test results are confirmed to be positive from this PCR test, I will report this to the school and I understand that my child will be required to self-isolate following public health advice.

  • I consent that if a close contact of my child tests positive but my child has tested negative, they will continue to attend school but will be tested every day at school or at home for 10 days.